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Vancomycin Level Peak

eD-H Order Code

LAB41

Specimen Collection Information

Specimen Minimum Test Volume Container Special Handling
Blood 0.1 ML

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Additional Specimen Instructions

Peak levels should be drawn 60 minutes after IM injection, or 30-90 minutes (30 minutes optimal) after the end of IV administration over 15-90 minutes.
Samples for antibiotic therapeutic drug monitoring are ideally drawn via peripheral venipuncture. When peripheral venipuncture is not possible refer to DH procedure ID 234 for guidance on appropriate collection site and steps to adequately flush the catheter/line. Subcutaneous ports (e.g. Mediports) should be avoided for sample collection due to a high risk of sample contamination.

Reference Ranges / Critical Values

Assay Gender Age Range Normal Range Critical Values Units
Vanco Pk All 0 Minutes – 150 Years 20.0 -50.0 ≥50.0 mg/L

Interpretive Data

Assay Display Interpretive Data
Vanco Pk Therapeutic Range: 20.0-50.0 mg/L Toxic: > 50.0 mg/L

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; continuously

Performing Lab Section

Chemistry